Monthly Archives: March 2013

(Mar 31, 2013): Felix Mendelssohn – Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64 (Yehudi Menuhin, violin)

From the 1969 EMI album, Yehudi Menuhin – Mendelssohn – Bruch, Philharmonia Orchestra, The, Walter Susskind, Efrem Kurtz ‎– Mendelssohn Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64 / Bruch Concerto No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26.   This performance has been remastered and/or reissued at least seven times.  This … Continue reading

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(Mar 30, 2013): Ray Charles – What’d I Say

The title track from the 1959 album, What’d I Say.  Prior the the LP release, because of the song’s length, the tune was released as a two part 10″ (45 rpm) single, What’d I Say (Part 1) / What’d I Say … Continue reading

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(Mar 29, 2013): The Insomniacs – Angry Surfer

From the 2009 album, At Least I’m Not With You.   This Portland, Oregon band led by guitarist Vyasa Dodson blaze with a mix of west coast blues, jump blues, and R&B.  I am not sure what surfers have to be … Continue reading

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(Mar 28, 2013): Chuck Berry and His Combo – Too Much Monkey Business

From the B-side of the 1956 7″ single (45 rpm), Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Too Much Monkey Business.  Berry’s Combo at the time was made up of Johnnie Johnson (piano), Willie Dixon (bass), and Fred Below (drums).  The tune was also released by Chess the same … Continue reading

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(Mar 27, 2013): Browns – Angelamania

From the 2005 album, … and Now the Screaming Starts.  This Calgary band is famous for odes to b-movie horror films and ski masks.  They are probably best know for their “American Werewolf in Calgary.” The tune was featured in Tony … Continue reading

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(Mar 26, 2013): UFO – Rock Bottom

K-SHE Classic.  From the 1974 album, Phenomenon.  A case can made that the phenom of this album (and indeed, UFO’s change in direction) is Michael Schenker — the 19 year old from Germany who joined the band for this, their third … Continue reading

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(Mar 25, 2013): John Surman and Jack DeJohnette – Nestor Saga (The Tale of the Ancient)

From the 1981 album, The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon.  This is part one of nine parts of Simon Simon’s adventure.  This was the first collaboration between Surman (on baritone, soprano, bass clarinet and synthesizer) and DeJohnette (on drums, congas and electric … Continue reading

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